The average number of new coronavirus cases in San Francisco has doubled, according to the health department.
Comparing averages from June 13 to June 27, the average daily count of new cases has gone from 24 to 54.
Similarly, hospitalizations in San Francisco have increased more than 50%. Included in that rise are 18 patients transferred from San Quentin State Prison, and Fresno and Imperial counties.
“We are on high alert, and we know that when the virus takes off, it moves very fast,” Dr. Grant Colfax, the city's director of health, said Thursday. “We continue to follow the science data and facts as we guide the public to safer interactions. The most important thing that San Franciscans can do to slow the spread of the virus is to take health and safety precautions, including staying home if sick and getting tested even if they have even one symptom of Covid.”
San Francisco Mayor London Breed said she has paused the city’s plans to reopen further, which was originally slated for June 29.